EPL Week 8 – Chelsea F.C Vs Leicester City

Making football predictions for today is harder than it has even been in the Premier League and Leicester City winning it last year at 5000/1 odds is proof of that. Chelsea won the title two seasons ago with a young squad and arguably the best manager in the world, Jose Mourinho.Last season they were the most popular bet for winning it again with online betting offers sites taking millions in revenue on them to do it again. Something strange though happens at Stamford Bridge and the team fell apart along with the manager being fired. So far this campaign it looks as though the reason for this has not been sorted out and if they are not careful they could end up having a similar year to the last term.

Chelsea

The bookies even though Chelsea has a dreadful season last campaign online betting offers sites still made them one of the favorites to win the title. With new manager Antonio Conte in charge, things were supposed to improve and at the start they showed promise by winning their first two games and drawing the third. These were against lower opposition opponents and if they had of got off to a losing start it would have greatly damaged the confidence of the manager and players. Things looked bright for a while until they had to face genuine title contenders Liverpool and Arsenal in the next two matches. They were beaten in both and in last week’s fixture they manage to bounce back by beating Hull City away from home.

How Chelsea’s season pans out will depend a lot on the next few fixtures coming up. There is a five points difference between league leaders Manchester City and themselves. They can not afford to let that gap increase much future of their chances of regaining the title will be out of their reach. One of their main weaknesses is their defense which is something that the manager will have to address during the January transfer market. They are letting in far too many goals and are not banging them in like they used to do. It is going to be a sharp learning curve for the Italian manager and he will need things to improve to stay for another season at Stamford Bridge. If they were not to qualify for the Champions League for a second year in a row, it would be a complete disaster for one of the most expensive teams ever assembled.

Leicester City

This season although Leicester City is still underdogs they are nowhere near the 5000/1 odds you could get at the start of the last campaign. They have started off slow in the Premier League and they spent a lot of their efforts during the summer months to try to hold onto their best players. A lot of them had their heads turned by multi-million pound offers and it divided what was a complete unit all on the same page. All the team is out to beat them as they are the current champions and their opposition are upping their game when they play against them. So far they have won two, lost two and drawn two which is not the kind of form that you would expect from genuine title contenders. Rather than winning the Premier League they will be gunning for a Champions League spot by finishing in the top four. It is going to be a huge challenge for them as last campaign they only had domestic competitions to deal with. This time around they are playing in the world most prestigious competition the Champions League and the players may struggle with fatigue. They have won both of their opening games though in it and could be a surprise package it this year’s tournament.

Chelsea Vs Leicester Prediction

It is an important game for both and the result is hard to predict as it depends on which team has the best mentality on the day of the match. I think both teams will score as Leicester counter attack can take advantage of Chelsea’s leaky defense. My football predictions for today are that Leicester will win 2 – 3.

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